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    10 Innovative Gifts for Home Chefs

    As a foodie and lover of kitchen gadgets, I annually compose a list of my favorite gifts for a home chef. Some of these I already own, but some are even on my Christmas wish list. These suggestions are for people like me, who would rather spend money at Williams-Sonoma, than at Loft. Let me know what is on YOUR kitchen wish list by replying at the end of the post. This article contains affiliate links. If you click and purchase, I will receive a few cents for each purchase.    1.ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 – The Mk4 takes all the accuracy and speed of the Classic Thermapen and adds a…

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    7 Important Kitchen Design Tips

    From personal experience of designing my own kitchen, here are 7 Design Tips anyone renovating their existing kitchen or building their dream kitchen, should consider. 1. Do Your Research Before you start the project, make a list of all the things you want in your kitchen. List the types of cabinets you like. Measure the square footage you have to work with. Consider what you like to do in the kitchen. Do you bake? Do you like entertaining? 2. Interview Your Cabinet Maker I considered three cabinet builders before deciding to use Cook’s Construction. I was very comfortable talking with him and even making changes during the process. He was…

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    Welcome To My Dream Kitchen

    I am finally returning from a month hiatus because my husband and I were moving into our new house, including my strategically designed kitchen. Things were just too crazy for the week leading up to the big move. However, I wanted to share with my fellow foodies how EXCITED I am over my new foodie kitchen. Follow me around and check out a few things I incorporated into the design. Dream Kitchen Video Tour   I created a sketch of what my dream kitchen would look like and this is very close. Thank you to Cook’s Woodworking, Inc. for having patience with me, during the designing process. I changed my mind…

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    5 Essential Kitchen Shears

    Good quality kitchen shears are essential in any home chef’s sharp object arsenal. I have 7 different pairs of shears in my kitchen – all different. Each pair of scissors is designated for a specific use. I have narrowed my list to FIVE ESSENTIAL kitchen shears. Top 5 Essential Kitchen Shears Please note that I may earn a small commission from purchases made through product links in this post. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Herb Shears               These scissors are great if you like to use fresh herbs, as I do.  With one cut, a small bundle of chives is…

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    Weeknight Chicken Enchilada Meal

    Looking for an easy prep, weeknight meal? Look no further than Chicken Enchiladas. I use the precooked, Perdue southwest chicken, which makes for simple prep work. Using my Pamper Chef chopper to cut up the onion and pepper. I cut the chicken down into bite size portions.  I do use a manual grater for my cheese prep. Do not buy the prep grated cheese, as it is loaded with chemical preservatives to prevent caking.  Buy block cheese and get a little exercise grating it up…it really does not take that long. There…your prep work is DONE. This makes about 4 servings and takes 55 minutes to prep and cook.  …